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Joint A*STAR - King’s College London PhD Studentships in Biomedical Science 2022/23

Subject areas:

Biomedical Science: Structural biology, Stem cells, Health & Medicine, Psychology, Psychological Medicine, Psychiatry, Primary Health Care, Physiotherapy, Physiology, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pathogen, Nutrition, Neurobiology, Molecular biology, Microscopy, Microbiology, Mental Health Studies, Medicine and health related studies, Medical and Molecular Genetics, Mechanical engineering, Life Sciences, International Mental Health, Infection, Immunology, Imaging, Health sciences, Global Mental Health, Genetics, Forensic Science, Electronic engineering, Drugs, Drug Discovery Skills, Dentistry, Dental, Cellular biology, Cardiovascular, Cancer, Biophysics, Biomedical research, Biomedical and health sciences, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Asthma, Anatomy and human sciences, Allergy, Ageing, Addiction studies.

Funding type:

Tuition fee. Stipend. Bench Fees / Research Training & Support Grant.

Awarding body:

King's College London and Affiliates.

Please note that we no longer accept applications; the information is published for reference.

Award details

King's College London is seeking outstanding and motivated students to join our Health Faculties and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).


10 April 2022 (23:59 pm BST)

Deadline to submit an admissions application for a suitable MPhil/PhD via King’s Apply.

17 April 2022 (23:59 pm BST)

Deadline for references.


w/c 06 June 2022




By Friday 10 June 2022


Announcement of decisions.


King’s is a research-intensive university with a global reputation for academic discovery and teaching. King’s College London and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) are collaborating to offer a unique PhD experience, providing students with the opportunity to conduct research both at King’s and with an A*STAR Research Institute and Supervisor in Singapore.

Fully-funded Studentships:

Up to three 4-year fully-funded PhDs are available to commence in October 2022. The successful candidates will have both a King’s College London and an A*STAR Supervisor.

Projects available for funding can be found in our Project Catalogue; all projects offer the opportunity to spend a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 24 months at A*STAR in Singapore as part of the research and training programme.

Projects available will fall within one of the following themes:

  1. Cells, Molecules and the Basis of Health and Disease
  2. Neuroscience and Mental Health
  3. Biomedical Engineering and Medical Imaging

Award value

Each studentship is fully funded for four years, including tuition fees a tax-free stipend in line with UKRI funding for research training (for the year 2021/22, this was set at £17,609). A Research Training Student Grant (RTSG) will be provided for research consumables and for attending the UK and international conferences. At King’s College London, consumables allowance (1st year £5,000 and 4th year £2,000).

In addition, the student will be spending up to two years conducting their PhD research and training with an A*STAR Research Institute and Supervisor. During this time, A*STAR will offer:

  • One-time allowance comprising an airfare grant of S$1,500;
  • One-time settling-in allowance of S$1,000;
  • One-time computer allowance of S$800;
  • Housing subsidy;
  • Monthly stipend of S$2,700;
  • Conference allowance;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Miscellaneous research costs of the PhD work will be covered by the A*STAR Research Entities.

Eligibility criteria

All projects are open to citizens from the UK, the EU, the USA, Canada, Latin America, and Australia.

Application process

To apply, visit our webpage for guidance and submit an online application via King’s Apply.

Application forms

  • ASTAR Project Catalogue 22-23 (0.82 MB)

    Selection process

    If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Centre for Doctoral Studies:

    Academic year:


    Study mode:

    Postgraduate research

    Application closing date:

    Contact us for details on when to apply